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More about Associate Professor Dr. Craig Hassed

Associate Professor Craig Hassed works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University.

His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics.


Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts. He was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is a regular media commentator.

He writes regularly for medical journals and has published eleven books;

“New Frontiers in Medicine” (Volumes 1 and 2),
“Know Thyself” on mindfulness-based stress management,
“The Essence of Health” on the lifestyle approach to health and chronic illness, a textbook co-authored with Kerryn Phelps,
“General Practice: the integrative approach”, a book written with Stephen McKenzie,
“Mindfulness for Life”, a book written with Richard Chambers,
“Mindful Learning” on the role of mindfulness in education, a book on epigenetics titled "Playing the genetic hand life dealt you"
and most recently,
"The Mindful Home", written with Deirdre Hassed.

Craig also featured in the documentary, The Connection and wrote the companion e-book,
“The Mindfulness Manual” and co-authored with Richard Chambers the free online Mindfulness course in collaboration with Monash University and FutureLearn.

Craig's most recent book written with Patricia Dobkin, “Mindful Medical Practitioners”, is on the role of mindfulness in medical education.

Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity,
remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.